About SES

The SES promotes the development and strengthening of the interfaces between various disciplines in engineering, science, and mathematics.


President of SES

John and Eileen Blumenschein  Professor 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 


Welcome to the Society of Engineering Science (SES)!


SES was established in 1963 as a platform to promote research and innovation at the confluence of engineering, science, and mathematics and to communicate fundamental knowledge across these disciplines. This visionary outlook of SES’s founders, six decades ago, could not be more relevant today as the grand challenges that confront humanity have become ever more increasingly complex and interdependent. The need for a sustainable habitat, the effects of climate change on environment, the ever-increasing demand for energy, the need for technological breakthroughs for sustaining the quality of life, all require cross-disciplinary solutions that span across traditional domain boundaries in science and engineering. These challenges highlight the importance of generating, understanding, and communicating fundamental knowledge across the various fields, and underscore an urgency to devise long-term solutions for a sustainable future that respects our planet.


In 2022, SES returned to the in-person format for the technical meetings and the 59th Annual Technical Meeting of SES was held in College Station, Texas, USA, October 16-19, 2022. Under the organizational leadership of Dimitris Lagoudas, Ankit Srivastava, and Matt Pharr, this meeting crossed the milestone of over 1000 registered participants from around the world. The 60th SES conference is scheduled to take place from October 8-11, 2023, at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. It is being hosted by the University of Minnesota and led by Jia-Liang Le and Stefano Gonella.


Looking forward, SES will continue its tradition of promoting rigorous scientific ideas by bringing together scientists, engineers, theoreticians, and experimentalists to push the frontiers of science and engineering, and to contribute to the building of our shared future. It will facilitate catalyzing new interactions in our ever-growing, multi- and cross-disciplinary community for exploring porous disciplinary boundaries and sharing our discoveries to address the core issues of our changing world’s needs.


I am honored to serve as the 2023 SES President and work with you to create opportunities to strengthen our Society and our community in new ways that are effective, engaging, and enjoyable. Together, we will continue to strive for an environment that cherishes the plurality of our research fields while welcoming and promoting a dynamic, engaged, diverse, and inclusive community. 



Warm Regards,


Arif Masud

President of SES

John and Eileen Blumenschein Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Our Vision

SES is an organisation of leading engineers, scientists and mathematicians from around the world.

SES focuses upon the interface between engineering, sciences, and mathematics.

SES maintains an appropriate balance between emerging and established fields.

SES is an essential element of the larger engineering, applied science and applied mathematics communities.

SES encourages the active participation of engineers, scientists, and mathematicians and students in all of its activities.

SES Conferences aim to attract the leading researchers in all engineering and science disciplines, and mathematics.

SES Conferences are recognized as the leading forums for bringing together diverse, interdisciplinary groups of researchers to discuss advances in highly focused symposia.